How to Write a Great Letter of Reference for a Legal Support Professional

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“Will you write me a letter of recommendation?” It’s hard to say no to this request. Being asked to write a reference letter or a recommendation letter for another professional is a demonstration of that person’s trust in you and your judgment. It’s also a chance to share your candid opinion and endorsement of a… Read more »

The True Costs of Recruiting Indecisiveness

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When you have several good candidates, it’s tempting to take your time with a hiring decision. Delays or indecisiveness, however, can have multiple negative effects on your team and your organization. Waiting takes time, which translates to lost productivity and money. Worse, your top candidates may accept an offer from another law firm or legal… Read more »

How to Be Accountable as a Legal Team Leader

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As a manager, you already understand the value of accountability. Without a result to answer for, team members are often “adrift,” focusing their energies on the wrong priorities and producing substandard results. Accountability is important for legal team leaders, as well – but you may not have someone watching you as closely as you watch… Read more »

You Don’t Have to Take Any Legal Support Job. Take the RIGHT Job.

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The most common reason legal support staff quit their job? A poor fit with a manager or supervisor. If you’re currently working for a “bad boss,” it’s tempting to take any job offered. Even a mediocre boss can sound much better than the manager or supervisor you currently have. Settling for any new job, however,… Read more »